Island Cottage Woods Preserve

Location: Town of Greece, Monroe County

Size: 61 acres

Description: This Preserve is a favorite birding site consisting of a partially wooded area bordering the western edge of Round Pond. It is tops among local, critical migratory bird stopover habitats.

Trail Description: A 1/2 mile loop trail begins just past the guardrail that blocks Old Island Cottage Road. There are several boardwalks and benches throughout the entire trail system. The trail loops through the woods and has a few views over the cattail wetlands. An extension connects along the edge of the Round Pond marsh to Schaller’s Woods (privately owned).


Getting There

Driving Directions: Exit off of Rte 390 onto Latta Road. Go east to the first intersection -- Island Cottage Road. Go north on Island Cottage Road. The entrance to the Preserve is off of a small portion of Old Island Cottage Road on the east side immediately adjacent to the "Lake Plains Waterfowl" club house.

Approximate Address of Parking: 1000 Island Cottage Road, Greece, NY

GPS coordinates: 43.273819,-77.660235

 

Photos by Nigel P. Kent, Willie D'Anna, and Genesee Land Trust staff